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Cover design by
Ma. Lourdes C. de Vera,
with a reproduction of Vista del Puerto de Sorsogon, 1792
by Fernando Brambila
Copyright 2003, ISSN 1655-1582
Sorsogon Heritage Society, Inc.


The Bicol region is documented in Sarabihon, loosely translated as "Sayings." Bicol's history, topography, language, drama and arts are featured. The region being an open access from the seas, Bicol's shores have seen the comings and goings of various European ship landings in the previous colonial centuries. Spanish and Portuguese influence predominate here before their invasion inward and North.

The cover to SARABIHON's second volume is a handsome reproduction of the port town as sketched by 18th century sailor-artist, Fernando Brambila from the deck of a ship dropping anchor at the bay. The compilation of essays in this 2003 volume are informative on the mores and traditions among families of the region.

One of the articles is a paper presented by Stephen Henry S. Totanes at the 2001 conference of the American Studies Association of the Philippines. The revised article focuses on the arrival of the Thomasites assigned to the Bicol region.

The prominence of the zarzuela as a leading form of theatre entertainment is detailed by A. G. Uranza in vignettes about her grandfather's (Jose T. Figueroa) zarzuelas, most of which he originally penned and directed. Included is Figueroa's a 3-act zarzuela "An Matamiagnon na Agom" (The Negligent Spouse) with music credited to Mariano Ripaco.

Poetry in English and in Bikol feature poems by Gaudencio Bataller, Rommel Habitchela, Fr. Isidro Dino and Gregorio Estonanto.

OOV Bookshelf 2004
OCTOBER 2004 FEATURE

A Carnivore's Inquiry
by Sabina Murray

Filipino Women Writers in English: Their Story
1905-2002

by Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz

Miracle Fruit: The Poems of Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A Child in the Midst of Battle
by Evelyn Berg Empie and Stephen H. Mette

Sarabihon Volume 2
edited by T. Erestain

Missing Mangoes:
For Filipinos And Those Who Love Us

by Marcelline Santos-Taylor

Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, 1924-1997:
The Burden of Self and History

by Soledad S. Reyes

JULY 2004 FEATURE

Communities at the Margins: Reflections on Social, Economic, and Environmental Change in the Philippines
edited by Hiromitsu Umehara & Germelino M. Bautista

Cuentos Filipinos
by Jose Montero y Vidal

Hinabing Gunita (Woven Memories): Filipinos in the UK, an oral history project
Edited by Jamie Tapales Oakes, Carmila Legarda Alcantara, Maria Gonzalez, Candy Quimpo Gourlay, and Ed Maranan

Menage a Trois with the 21st Century
by Eileen R. Tabios

Remembered Songs and Other Stories
by Norma Miraflor

Uyayi
by Chinchin Gutierrez

Novemberly
by Theo Gonzalves

The Art of Harana—Serenades for Guitar
by Florante Aguilar

Kundiman ng Katipunan
by Elynia S. Mabanglo

Stephen Y.S. Shey

MARCH 2004 FEATURE

Dream Jungle
by Jessica Hagedorn

Marginal Bliss
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana

Behind the Blue Canvas
by Eileen R. Tabios

Ulos: 4 na Dula
by Arthur P. Casanova

Mga Kuwentong Maranao
by Frank G. Rivera

Wife or Worker: Asian Women and Migration
edited by Nicola Piper and Mina Roces

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
by Amy Chua

Smaller and Smaller Circles
by Felisa H. Batacan


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A Carnivore's Inquiry
by Sabina Murray

Filipino Women Writers in English: Their Story
1905-2002

by Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz

Miracle Fruit: The Poems of Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A Child in the Midst of Battle
by Evelyn Berg Empie and Stephen H. Mette

Sarabihon Volume 2
edited by T. Erestain

Missing Mangoes:
For Filipinos And Those Who Love Us

by Marcelline Santos-Taylor

Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, 1924-1997:
The Burden of Self and History

by Soledad S. Reyes